Wissahickon Community Aquatic Club

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season! 

 

We are off to a great start as we have reached capacity in the 8&U, 10&U and 12&U age groups.  Registration for these age groups is now CLOSED.  If you are still interested in registering, please email wcacswimming@gmail.com and you will added to a wait list.  Age groups 14&U and HS - registration is still OPEN!  Please register so we can ensure our roster is submitted timely and correctly to the league.

Notes:

WCAC Spirit Wear and Suits is now available for purchase. While the team suit and caps are the same as last year, we have added some new items such as WCAC socks and t-shirts that will be available in adult as well as child sizes.  Please stop by and check out what WCAC has to offer! (Please note: team swim suits are optional).  A link to the order forms are below. 

Swimsuits and caps order form 

Spirit wear order form

 
Remember that there is no practice Thursday, September 18th or Saturday, September 20th


UPCOMING DATES

Monday, September 15

First night of practice

See practice schedule below

Saturday, October 25

Time Trials and Pizza Party

10:00 AM

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

Minis

Gold

Blue*

US Swimming

Monday

 6:00 – 6:30 pm

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday

 

 

6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday

 

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Thursday

 6:00 – 6:30 pm

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Friday

 

 6:00 – 7:00 pm

6:30 – 7:30 pm

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Saturday

10:00 –10:30 am

10:00 –11:15 am

10:00 AM–12:00 pm

 

*12 years and up dry land 6:30 – 7:00

WCAC strives to provide the youth of our community the opportunity to reach their highest personal potential as both and individual and an athlete.  We understand that winning is much more than one's place in the finish of a race, and we are committed to helping our swimmers and divers develop their self esteem and pride through both individual achievement and team work. 


Practice Group Descriptions

Minis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Minis group is for swimmers who are new to competitive swimming.  They should be able to swim an entire lap of the pool.  The focus for this group is to learn all four competitive strokes.  The goal is to be able to dive off block and swim legal strokes.

Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The swimmers in this group have experience in competitive swimming, but cannot do all 4 strokes legally including turns and starts.  This group will focus on stroke, turns, starts and overall race and training ability.  Goal of this group is to master all four strokes, turns and racing starts.  It is recommended that this group attend 3 out of the 5 practice times offered.


Blue:
Swimmers who demonstrate a higher level of skill and have a significant amount of competitive experience, will be placed in the blue group.  This group has mastered all four strokes, competitive starts and turns, and can endure conditioning and dry land. Swimmers will be introduced to a greater range of races and strategies.  The ultimate goal of this group is qualification for SALeague Champs and/or Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.  It is recommended that this group attend 4 out of the 6 practices offered per week.

Group Movement
Coaches will determine if and when swimmers are ready to move from Gold to Blue group. Swimmers should demonstrate mastery of all four strokes, competitive starts and turns and completing sets without breaking strokes across consistently for 2 weeks, including meets.  Swimmers also need to demonstrate that they can execute sets during blue practice. If a swimmer does not complete required practice sets and does not meet the expectations of the coach for more than a week, a meeting will take place between swimmer, coach and parents.

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